A deficiency in the amount of blood in the body or any organ or tissue. [oligo- + G. haima, blood]

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ol·i·ge·mia or chiefly Brit ol·i·gae·mia .äl-ə-'gē-mē-ə, -'jē- n a condition in which the total volume of the blood is reduced
ol·i·ge·mic or chiefly Brit ol·i·gae·mic -mik adj

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ol·i·ge·mia (ol″ĭ-jeґme-ə) hypovolemia.

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